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The Westin Excelsior Florence

PIAZZA OGNISSANTI, 3, , Florence, Italy


The Westin Excelsior Florence


Hotel Overview

Near attractions
Located in a 15th-century hotel just two blocks from Santa Maria Novella Church and walking distance from the Duomo.
Florentine art
Furnished in Mediterranean tones with handcrafted Florentine works of art, the 171 guestrooms feature Westin's Heavenly Beds®.
Fine dining
Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine at SE·STO on Arno, the rooftop restaurant, or at ORVM restaurant, where the freshest local ingredients are served, followed by a glass of the regional Vinsanto at the bar.

Amenity highlights:

The hotel is first in town to offer a guestroom that integrates wellness amenities. The Wellness Room was created for guests who consider health a top priority. Other hotel amenities include five easily-adaptable multi-functional rooms equipped with the most cutting-edge technology in the effort to accommodate meetings, fashion shows, cocktail parties, and banquets. Guests also have access The Westin Workout Room with high-tech equipment, created for guests who consider health a top priority.

What to expect:

Westin Excelsior is a restored 12th-century mansion - once partly owned by Napoleon's sister. Inside, the six-floor hotel has a pillared hallway and marbled floor in colors inspired by the Tuscan hills. The large marble lobby has a stone staircase and a bar with wooden paneling. Decor includes walnut furnishings, Asian rugs, and Neo Classical frescoes. Famous for its service, the property draws businesspeople, leisure travelers, pop stars, and presidents.


PIAZZA OGNISSANTI, 3, , Florence, Italy


FLR - Florence Peretola Airport



This hotel offers 171 guestrooms on six floors. All accommodations have Westin Heavenly Beds with pillow-top mattresses, triple sheeting, down blankets, comforters, duvets, and feather pillows. Decor includes dark-rose diamond-patterned carpeting, red velvet curtains, antique-style furnishings, and Grecian-urn prints. Marble bathrooms (combination or separate tub/shower) have bidets, two sinks, hairdryers, additional telephones, and bathroom scales. Wellness Guestrooms feature Westin Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Baths in addition to work stations equipped with high-speed Internet access.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Internet access - TV
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sofa bed
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

Westin Excelsior has two restaurants, a bar, and conference/banquet facilities. Guests also have access to the amenities at Grand Hotel Florence (across the street), including a small gym and business center. Limousine service and valet parking are offered. The following list of amenities are available on-site. Fees may apply.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Ballroom(s)

Number of floors: 6

Number of rooms: 171


Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


SE·STO on Arno
SE·STO on Arno offers diners astonishing 360-degree vistas and contemporary Italian cuisine. The dining room is composed almost entirely out of glass with a colorful, retro design that gives a nod to the 1960s. A glass wine cellar with hundreds of regional and international varietals provides an eye-catching divider between the bar and restaurant area. <br /> Your meal at SE·STO features bold spins on traditional Italian food, from cuttlefish ink lasagne with Zolfini beans ragout to crispy sweetbreads with cream of chestnuts and thyme sauce. <br /> For unforgettable al fresco dining, step out onto one of two large terraces and enjoy gentle breezes and views over Florentine rooftops as you sip wine, or share an Italian merengue. Smoking is permitted on the terraces.
ORVM Restaurant
Offers fine dining, serves Classic Italian cuisine & Mediterranean flavors made with the freshest local ingredients.
Adjoins restaurant; new outdoor terrace on banks of Arno River. Design inspired by 19th-century style. Reputed for martinis and the regional Vinsanto wine by the glass.